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NFT: Actor John Mahoney dead

shockeyisthebest8056 : 2/5/2018 7:46 pm
The great actor probably best known as Frasier's dad passed away today at the age of 77 according to the NY Daily News and many other media reports.

I also loved him in "In Treatment", "Say Anything" and "Primal Fear".

RIP.
i knew John  
UESBLUE : 2/5/2018 7:49 pm : link
when I worked as an assistant at ICM in the mid 80s. I sent him on a few castings. Nicest most unpretentious guy you could ever meet. RIP.
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Jim in Fairfax : 2/5/2018 8:02 pm : link
He was so well cast  
jpennyva : 2/5/2018 9:01 pm : link
in Frasier. RIP.

I have a feeling this is going to be an even crappier week than it has started...
He was a very  
Pete in MD : 2/5/2018 9:10 pm : link
like-able actor, even when playing the dad in Say Anything. I will drink a Ballantine in his honor (if I can find one.)
Didn't start acting until he was 37  
BlackLight : 2/5/2018 9:23 pm : link
There's a lesson there.
Funny tidbit I read once about Frasier's cast  
Greg from LI : 2/5/2018 9:25 pm : link
Kelsey Grammer and David Hyde Pierce, despite their characters, were not knowledgeable on fine art, opera, wine, etc. So, for their performances,they got pointers on these things from....John Mahoney, the rough-edged Marty Crane, who was an aficionado of all those things.

A very good supporting player, both on Frasier and in movies such as Say Anything, In the Line of Fire, and Suspect, among others.
he was excellent in Moonstruck  
gtt350 : 2/5/2018 9:44 pm : link
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I'm absolutely heart broken  
BestFeature : 2/6/2018 12:12 am : link
Frasier was by far my favorite sitcom of all time and he may be my favorite character. RIP.
He was great in Eight Men Out  
speedywheels : 2/6/2018 12:42 am : link
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What a great and memorable actor  
Mike in Marin : 2/6/2018 3:50 am : link
Loved him in everything he did. This one came to mind, right after Frasier, of course.

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Russ in Queens, NYC : 2/6/2018 7:41 am : link
My brother worked at ICM in the mid-to-late '80s 'til the late '90s, first as an assistant to Paul Martino (I think), then as an assistant to Andrew Suss.
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